Slave Lake and Fort St. John have squared off twice already this season, with the Huskies yet to lose to the Wolves so far. The two teams first met back on October 13, when the Huskies handed the Wolves a 4-2 defeat at the North Peace Arena.
Just over two weeks later on October 28, Slave Lake returned to Fort St. John for the rematch, where the Huskies once again defeated the Wolves 6-4.
Despite this year’s success over the Wolves, the Huskies have been struggling as of late. They enter this Saturday’s game having lost three in-a-row, while also dropping five of their previous six games.
Their recent results have seen Fort St. John drop to seventh place in the NWJHL standings, showing a record of 4-10-0-1 for 9 points.
On the other side of the ice, the Wolves enter the weekend having won only once in their past four games, most recently defeating Fairview 5-4. As a result, Slave Lake currently occupies the fourth spot in the NWHJHL rankings, with a record of 8-8 for 16 points.
Along with players, coaches and fans, North West Junior Hockey League executives will also be in attendance for Saturday’s game, as the league will award Bob Trobak the President’s Award.
The commissioner of the NWJHL is being honoured not only for his years of volunteer service to the league, but also for 25 plus years of coaching minor hockey.
All the action starts at 8 p.m. Saturday evening at the North Peace Arena.